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PETA Offers £1,000 To Help Find Thugs Targeting Cats In Sickening Airgun Attacks

For Immediate Release:

9 November 2012

Contact:
Ben Williamson +44(0)7525411733; BenW@peta.org.uk

 Stirling, Scotland – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the conviction of thugs who shot two cats in the same area last week. Vets removed an airgun pellet from a black-and-white female cat named Maddie after she was brought in on Thursday after having been shot between the shoulders. A second cat – a tabby male – who suffered a broken back after being shot between the shoulder blades, had to be euthanised.

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PETA is urging residents to keep a watchful eye on their animal companions and to keep them indoors. Because animals cannot report incidents of abuse against them and can do little to fight back, they are the perfect "practice" victims for violent people.

History shows that past incidents involving cruelty to animals appear regularly in the records of serial rapists and murderers. Young killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables as well as serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (the Dunblane massacre), Fred West, Dennis Nilsen, Ian Brady and Raoul Moat all started out by deliberately harming animals.

"It is imperative that any community faced with such horrific abuse of animals take measures to find the culprit or culprits and stop the violence", says PETA spokesperson Ben Williamson. "Animal abusers are a danger to everyone – they take their issues out on whoever is available to them, human or non-human."

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact the Animal Helpline of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on 03000 999 999 or Central Scotland Police on 01786 456000.

 

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.